Jumbe accuses MCP of worshipping Chakwera: Refutes DPP link

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) campaign director Felix Jumbe has accused some senior members of the main opposition party of worshipping party president Lazarus Chakwera as a “super god”, saying the culture is derailing the party from following democratic path.

Felix Jumbe: MCP campaign director  rejects DPP link

Felix Jumbe: MCP campaign director rejects DPP link

In a radio interview Monday, Jumbe said some party officials are still not comfortable that he challenged Chakwera for party presidency in 2013, saying this is the culture that made Kamuzu a an eccentric dictator.

“Some people are not comfortable that I challenged the Right Honourable Chakwera in 2013,” said Jumbe a legislator in Salima and one of the key advisors to the leader of opposition, Chakwera.

Jumbe said up to now the parry’s deputy campaign director Joseph Njobvuyalema and himself are viewed as rebels just because they contested against Chakwera in the 2013 party presidency.

About12 party presidential aspirants battled it out for the MCP top job after John Tembo’s tenure of office expired.

But Jumbe ruled out defecting to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) saying such rumours are spread by political enemies of the party.

“I use money from my own businesses to fund party activities that means I love MCP” said Jumbe insisting he has not met DPP officials for any possible defection deal as rumoured.

His sentiments come amid reports a car belonging to one of his companies Peacock Seeds was spotted ferrying DPP supporters to a rally in Mzimba district.

But Jumbe maintains the car belongs to an agro dealer.

MCP publicity secretary Jessie Kabwila described the problems in the party as minor, saying everything is well in the main opposition party.

She said the MCP is preoccupied with campaigning for the forthcoming parliamentary and local government polls.

Kabwila said Jumbe is a senior party official and if there were issues, she could have been told.

This is the first time since the 2014 general election that power struggle has openly emerged in the MCP though Kabwila said there is no crisis in the country’s oldest party which she said thrives on four corner stones of; unity, loyalty, discipline and obedience.

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56 thoughts on “Jumbe accuses MCP of worshipping Chakwera: Refutes DPP link”

  1. MAPWEVUPWEVU says:

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  2. Salimu Thowa says:

    Jumbe,u r old enough,seat and talk ur feelings withing the party.

  3. Basikolp says:

    Mark my words!! Jumbe will eventually leave the party!! He thinks he is perfect and can win every position including that of President. He is rushing his way to disaster. If he doesn’t slow down, he will end up like Kuntsaira!!

  4. This party chili ndi ma strong holds that nobady can break it ndie mukamakamba zot chikuonongeka I can’t buy that ideas. Chakwera is a good leader for this country as well as MCP. Chipanichi ndimachikonda and these things are there to help the party growing.

  5. Ytg1616 says:

    Chamba chamba kumalawi

  6. Lord Denning Chatsika says:

    I think jumbe has been bought by some party timva very soon . I think chakwera so far is playing clean and sensible thoughtful useful and mature politics and leadership a jumbe musaname just coz u lost ndiye u should seek sympathy ponyoza our good and blessed leader chakwera

  7. Mtumbuka says:

    Chilima said snake is not pet, fire them out of party so that they may damage the party while they are out

  8. wa dpp says:

    zanu zimenezo konzekani kudzanenaso kuti anatibera nanga ufiti chonchi mchipani pita ku dpp jumbe angakuphe tikuwadziwa awa

  9. MOG says:

    Call for national convention so that all this shit should go to sleep. Chakwera Bomaaa! Kwachaaa! Ngati inu a dpp mukuona kuti kwada, dzinenani choncho. As for MCP we are saying, ” kwachaaa!”

  10. Nyoni phiri says:

    Adalipo ma mp ena adyela lero akulilira kuutsi! Dyela. Ndie pano ofuna kuchoka endani bwino

  11. Pinyox says:

    ENANU NDINU A HIPIPI.MUKAMATI KU MCP KULI POWER STRUGGLE MUKUTANTHAUZA WHAT?? WAYAMBA WAKUPUMITSANI Z ALLAN NTATA ETI?? Dikirani akusosoleni nthengazo.Mbuzi inu!

  12. Chakwela Chatsika says:

    This shows the intra-party power struggle within the oldest party. It is important that as soon as the party finishes electing the regional executive members, as has been done in the centre and south already, then a convention to elect a party president must follow. Electing the president of the party as soon as possible will help the party sell the candidate well in advance of the 2019 elections. If Dr. Chakwela is democractic, he must allow this to happen by levelling the field of play. Let those who want to challenge Dr. Chakwela be allowed to compete and all should support the winner at that point.

  13. Suzu man Suzu says:

    MCP ulendotu umeneu

  14. Pickenmwale says:

    Yakula ndi nsanje mkulu timaulemu, tomwe akulandira a chakwera tikukupwetekani mu mtima chifukwa chiyani nkhaniyo simunayiponye ku NEC? ngati mwagulidwa tangonenani musayipitse mbiri ya MCP.

  15. Chimphanje Akim says:

    Handclappers are prevalent in all political parties and if not taken properly, they can damage the image of the party. But to openly say some people think Chakwera is a demi-god makes matters worse because he who reports that u were being despised,is as good as the first.

  16. xxxx says:

    Man of God Chakwera, deeper and deeper. That is politics.You have to show political power. Viva Laza. Viva MCP. Viva Juliana and Jessie.

  17. Willie Chimseu says:

    MCP should kindly review their four corner stones of unity, loyalty, discipline and obedience. This baffles the whole purpose of democracy plse.

  18. Gulugufe says:

    Wina aziti kwacha! kwacha! Lero?

  19. Chakwera is devoid of experience, and the scary part is that his dictatorial tendencies which he inherited from his Uncle (Ungapake Zenus John Tembo ) are significantly getting worse`
    MCP needs experienced individuals like Njobvuyatopa and Friday Jumbe,(too much praise inflate the ego) Chakwera is just a human being like anyone else with lots
    Skeletons in his closet
    Let’s rally behind either Njobvu or Jumbe

    1. haha says:

      Friday Jumbe?

    2. haha says:

      Friday Jumbe?
      When have you Imran ever supported MCP?

  20. John says:

    JUMBE IS BECOMING BIG-HEADED. WHY CANT YOU RAISE THOSE ISSUES AT NEC MEETINGS? MCP IS BUILT ON 4 CORNER STONES AND IF YOU ARE NOT READY TO ABIDEBY THEM, YOU CAN GO TO DPP IF YOU WANT!

  21. ANALYST says:

    Jumbe has not said anything that “so and so is worshipping Chakwera”. All he has said is that he (Jumbe) and Njobvuyalema are seen/viewed/perceived as rebels because they competed with Chakwera for the presidency! there is nothing like “worshipping” Chakwera here! Actually, he says he will remain MCP – so whats the fuss with such misleading headlines???

  22. Mbiyazodooka says:

    This is the intra-party democracy we want in Malawi. The best MCP can do is to call for a convention to ascertain the leadership of Chakwera. I am sure he will prevail at the convention and that process will strengthening his leadership credentials as opposed to threatening other aspirants.

  23. gwamba says:

    Gays gwiranani manja. 2019 MCP kulowa mboma. Izi ndizoona.

  24. Phodogoma says:

    MCP members just go back to church and continue worshipping the Lord. who told you that leadership comes from the Lord. Leaders are made. If peace fails in leadership, then we use different means, liging votes. This procedure of ligging votes is 100 percent accurate and in DPP we call it a joker. This joker has power to dysfunction the communication networks of other party members during elections until these elections are through.Ask Mai Namaloko. We DPP we make sure that our opponents run away soon after elections. Imagine JB is seeking asylum in South Africa. I think this JB faced a real political joker during Tripartite elections. She doesn’t like Malawi at all. If she dares to come to Malawi in 2017 or 2018 or 2019 for elections. Then DPP will arrest her instantly.JB will never come to Malawi at all. A bad person is always a victim of UNKNOWNS and runs away. JB is a good example. Why didnt she do as Mkulunzizna of Burundi. Instead no peace, only home sickness all the times. Yayayayayaya. JB stay there in exile while we are enjoying apples here in Malawi. Unatimanga ndipo ukufuna kuti ife tisakumange eti.

  25. Happy Eduardo says:

    Democracy at work. Bravo Felie-anyamata apa Salima amenewo-Nakondwa; Kaputu; Kudayiza; Ndiwo; Ngolowindo; Limbe-Ganeti; Bitchayi etc.

  26. Bikiloni Nachipanti says:

    Mr Jumbe. Leave Chakwera alone… The party is on the right track and anthu ngati inu munatumidwa kudzasokoneza… O Tembo adanena kale kuti osalola nkholokolo kuti zisokoneze chipani chathuchi… Obaba O Tembo ankanena nkholokolo zake ngati inu… Ngati mwatumidwa ndi wena muchita manyazi chifukwa MCP sitekeseka ndi nkholokolo ngati inu.

  27. Nthuni bondo says:

    I dont see anywhere in the article when Jumbe says people are worshiping Chakwera. Kuyikana mau mkamwa ndiye uku

  28. Shekman says:

    Iwe 23 Ndi 22 Kape Ukuoneka Nzeru Ulibe Ukuti MCP Is A Party Of Darkness Koma Wekhaso Ukuti Jumbe Boma 2019 Ndi MCP Yomweyo Usazipangitse Uchitsilu Wekha Khala Chabe Pasi, MCP SITIFUNA MASAPOTA AGANYU ANGANGANGA TILIPO KALE,osazanyozaso Chakwela Or Jesse, A Jumbe Ali Ndi Ufulu Kulankhula Zomwe Akuona Kuti Sizinamusangalatse Ife A MCP ndi ololelana ngatidi jumbe anena zoona tikoza koma si nkhani imeneyi ife tkubwela basi tubwela ndi Chakwela, Richad, Jumbe, Njovu, Jesse, Kamfana Sosten, Mlomo Ndi Ena Ose Tili Limodzi

  29. mbani says:

    don’t disturb Chakwera one man at a time

  30. Big papa says:

    kod chakwera ndindan wachurch kapena ndale? tell me kapeyu sindimadziwa bwino.

  31. Gule Wamkulu says:

    Kwacha Kwayera: how come you say Chakwera is a man of integrity? Which integrity? The man abandoned the Church to seek worldly pleasures. What integrity is that? Now tell me who is bedding Jessie Kabwila? Ndiye muzinama kuti ndi wa integrity Chakwerayo?

  32. Gule Wamkulu says:

    Malawians, don’t forget. MCP is a party of death and darkness. That’s why the supporters worship leaders and NYAU instead of God. That led to Kamuzu’s downfall. Now overzealous supporters have started worshipping Chakwera. Result. Another downfall. What MCP needs at the moment is the Salima Giant, Felix Jumbe. He commands respect from all corners of Malawi and can easily win the 2019 elections as MCP President. Felix Jumbe 2019 Boma!

  33. Atupere Muluzi says:

    Ajumbe, musachite chibwana choononga chipani chanu kudulukira kuno. Ife a udf tikuzunzika kuno. Tikungofuna tidziwe m’mene anzathuwa amabela mavoti, 2018 tikutuluka kuzakujoinani ku opposition. Please, this Peter is not a leader but a leadger. Don’t think poti tinalengeza kuti tikugwira limodzi ndi dpp ndiyekuti we are happy. Our hearts are with u MCP together with Chakwera leadership.

  34. Please do not compare Chakwera to Kamuzu. Kamuzu ruled in one party era and when the cold war was at it’s peak. People or MCP supporters simply love Rev Dr. Lazarus Chakwera. He is a man of integrity, value and character. Do no scandalize or demonise his name. MCP should focus on building the party and not infighting. Do not drag the name of Njobvu into this.

  35. mtumbuka1 says:

    Jumbe’s opinion as he is entitled to one but it is not an issue at all.

  36. Shekman says:

    Palibe Nkhani Apa Enanu Ma Coment Anu Angoonetselatu Kuti Mukutekeseka Pamodzi Ndi Omwe Akutumani Aganyu Inu Kagweleni Uko MCP NDI MCP Yadusa Mzambiri Idzakhalapo,inu Aganyu Tizpani Tanu Tidzatha Ngati Makatani, Mipungwepungwe Yoti Muziikamba Ndi Imene Ili Ku Orange Camp U Interim Wavuta

  37. Ruling paty in 2019 believe me

  38. Dr Mbewe says:

    Jumbe wait. At the moment in MCP and the country Chakwera is simply the best. He will lead the country very soon

  39. Yankho says:

    Jumbe ife za chamba ayi ngati munalephera pa mpando wa President just wait for your time, after all you are still young after Dr. Chakwera you can contest and if you demonstrate maturity you will win. Osamunamizire Njovuyalema, iye akuthanndiza Bwana kumanga chipani. One leader at a time. This type of philosophy of yours will not help to rebuild the party. please let us work together for the better of the party.
    One point you have to know is that after wrestle power it will be easy for you to become the state President after Dr. Chakwera. Please in MCP we don’t tolarate envy
    Kwachaa

  40. Patriot says:

    A Kabwira, mukusunga njoka.
    Felix ndi njoka. Osasewera ndi njoka.
    Mwayipeza, dulani mutuwo.

  41. IBRAEGO says:

    MR JUMBE, MCP LOVES U & U ARE ONE OF THE STRONGEST LEADER IN THE PARTY BUT KNOW THAT LEADERSHIP COMES FROM GOD. IF GOD YES, WHO CAN SAY NO. BE WHERE U ARE. DONT BE CARRIED AWAY BY THESE BLUES, U WILL REGRET ONE DAY. REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING; GWANDA, KUTSAILA, GWENGWE, KANDODO ETC

  42. Mai a Buledi says:

    Both Jumbe and Njobvuyalema are not honest in saying this. The former speaks openly against Chakwera saying he is better and that his constituents should not listen to Chakwera, what does that mean? Wautsilu Jumbeyo banja lake adalithawa kutenga Kenyan.

  43. Ronald says:

    Am following

  44. Soul Rebel says:

    Pamene pali anthu angapo sipalephera ma disagreements coz they have different brains and I don’t see something strange in this

  45. Malawiyano says:

    The MCP democracy at its work.

  46. Chindani Bwino says:

    Iwe Zatha, there is serious infighting within MCP. Chakwera is trying to feed to crocodiles all the people that contested against him in the 2013 Convention. If truth must be told, MCP cannot win any election without Munlo, Jumbe and Njobvuyalema. Ndiyenso pali ena awa akulimbirana Jessie. The number one and number two fighting for Jessie’s pants. Pamenepo zili bwino? Ndipo Nyere imeneyi kaya ndi ya normal kapena amatenga ma drugs?

  47. Aliyawo says:

    Mr Zatha,though you don’t see evidence of power struggle,the article has news!! Some people in MCP aren’t happy with Numbe and Jobvuyalema just because they contested against Chakwera during the 2013 convention. What bell does that ring? There are problems in MCP calling for immediate attention. Kabwila,don’t describe them as minor problems. Muvi woyang’anira…..

  48. Mapiri says:

    I don’t see power struggle in MCP. Who told u that Njobvuyalema & are Jumbe are well respected in North & South? Ma reporter a Nyasa Times writing their own opinion.

  49. chigo says:

    iwe yalowa mkati watumidwa eti u know kuti Dr Laz a dpp simukumwa naye madzi nde ukufuna anthu ofooka osadziwika kt wakyo akadutse moyera n’go wauponda komanso palibe nkhani apa

  50. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

    Ms. Kabwila-Kapasula is a rookie, and she has no clue about machinations in MCP. Mr. Jumbe, on the other hand, is a veteran: his observations have a ring of truth to them.
    MCP has always operated on the principles of dictatorship; since Kamuzu took over the party.
    Most Malawians know this, and that is one reason the party will suffer in opposition for a very long time. Unless it sincerely apologizes for past human rights atrocities, reforms and re-brands along truly democratic lines. Supposedly, new “blood” is now in charge of the party: if so they should put a new stamp on the party.
    Is that too much for Malawians to ask?

  51. chimboro says:

    His personal views .asowa chochita.

  52. Yalowa Mkati says:

    MCP needs a mature and experienced politician as its leader. Jumbe and Njobvuyalema fit the bill. Unlike Chakwera, both Njobvuyalema and Jumbe are widely respected in the South and North. This is what MCP needs for 2019. Osati za Chakwera zoyendetsa chipani ngati dambwe. Ndale Si nyau Bambo Chakwera

    1. Nkhola says:

      Akutumani ambuyanu kuti muwayankhulire nyansi zawo. Ngati mulibe chonena osangokhala bwanji. Tikudziwa ndife ma memba a MCP tsogolo la chipani osati inu aganyu a DPP. Jumbe is a bonafide member and truely support Chakwera. Period.

  53. Zatha says:

    There is no news in this article! I dont see evidence of power struggle in the party. Some conclusions are drawn from blues! Viva MCP! Ena sakugona nayo tulo!

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